Trauma in Many Forms - Yael Sunshine

Highlights:

Yoga teacher/therapist must read the class to provide the correct tools to meet the student/clients’ needs.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) combined with the yoga – asanas, breathing, visualisation, and meditation can help find the source of trauma.

Movement can disrupt trauma held in the body.

Have a healthy relationships with emotions like fear. Ignoring emotions stores them in the body.

 

1:15 Introduction to Yael Sunshine

2:56 Yael explains her classes for those suffering from breast cancer at Nyack Hospital. People can either be physically compromised from surgery or compromised energy from treatments. The yoga teacher/therapist should read the needs of the clients since there will be students all along the spectrum of breast cancer from diagnosis to years after treatment.

6:00 Healthy relationship with fear – Everyone has fear; fear can run you or you can have a relationship with fear. Allow yourself to feel fear (or any strong relationship), having dialogue with self about the emotion. Moving the body expresses/releases strong emotions.

8:45 Yael working with a psychologist uses Internal Family Systems (a type of therapy) based on Richard Schwartz’s work and yoga to help people and sustain change.

16:50 Recovery classes use yoga to physically feel the 12 steps as well as emotionally.

19:10 Take ourselves too seriously in yoga sometimes; need humor.

20:00 Yael contributing to “Your Shift Matters” which is based on the idea that a traumatic event can lead to transformation.

 

Contacts:

Websites: www.yaelsunshine.com

www.embodiedresiliencetechnique.com

FB: SundariWellness

Instagram: yaelsundari

Your Shift Matters: Breakdown to Breakthrough – Dana Zarcone